A New Challenge

Yep, that special time of year has rolled around again–it’s the last day of school! I know I posted yesterday and all, but I still have to wrap things up before I turn my school-issued laptop in during seventh period today.

So, guys… it’s been an interesting year. I’d like to say that things went well–that I had a lot of fun learning how to drive, turning sixteen, and turning out another six installments in Shenanigans: A Life. And I did enjoy those things. But to forget the hard times–like almost getting in a car accident, having an awkward one-sided relationship, and failing to meet my goal of making a comic every month–to forget those hard times would be to forget half of the year itself.

I tend to mess around a lot on this blog, posting sporadically and really doing whatever my heart pleases. It might surprise a lot of you guys, but in real life, I’m very shy and I’m always very busy with piles of coursework. If I had the time to draw more, you guys know I would. But I never quite get everything done, this website included.

I’m not going to drag on for forever, but you get the point. I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the comic (using their real names) once again: Gunnar, Caleb, Alexa, and Maslin, among many others (including everyone from the last hiatus announcement). Because that’s exactly what this post is–an announcement. With the start of the summer comes the start of the annual SaL hiatus, and this year I happen to be taking on a job as a swimming instructor to boot.

However, I implore you not to despair! As with Coming Soon!, I have a lot in store for you guys over the next few months (I’ve got more than ten new images primed and ready to upload, in fact!). Dustlander Productions will be stronger than ever this summer, and I welcome the challenge. No, I accept it.

Thanks all,

– Dustlander

5. White

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5. White“Hold on. Is that LEAD paint?!”

For those of you who don’t know, “Shenanigans: A Life” has made its way to the webcomic community of Tapastic! Click here to visit the site and see SaL among some of the best webcomics out there.

4. Friday

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4. Friday

Depends on your definition of “crazy”…

I’m experimenting with some new backgrounds–simpler ones that are easier to draw and don’t draw as much of the eye’s attention. Did I do well? Tell me what you think in the comments, and don’t be afraid to like or follow the blog while you’re at it!


2. Homecoming

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2. Homecoming

Don’t worry, the poster is plastic-wrapped.

On an unrelated note, expect a website redesign soon! Probably around next week instead of a comic due to the extra work.

EDIT: Sorry! It’s been a while since I posted this. I promise I’m working on the new header for this website, but it’s going to be bit more detailed than I anticipated. Keep twiddling your thumbs and it’ll be done for y’all soon!

1. Compliment

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Deep Thoughts Mode Activate.

So here we are! The first strip of this hopefully successful webcomic. I think I’ll call it “Shenanigans: A Life”… anyway, if there’s any problems with the site, just let me know. I just got started with WordPress, and I still don’t know how it works at all.

Happy reading!